He has had enough! I was simply waiting for it. Batman has been locked up for five days now, he is allowed to walk outside the box and into a super-tiny paddock, but that does not give him a lot of movement (which is the entire point). And today, he had enough … I managed to walk with him inside the arena for almost ten minutes before he bolted :P
You can try to imagine how difficult it is to handle a 700 kg Friesian who simply explodes with energy. He was literally cantering on the spot, trying to run off and made a hell of a spectacle. We had to leave the arena, and I’m again so extremely grateful I have the opportunity to let him live in a herd 24/7! Because Batman inside a box and tiny paddock does NOT work … Well, it does, until you lead him out of the box, haha. Please last a few more days, Batman! He also got a massage to mobilize his pelvis a bit and he knows very well that it makes him feel better, he seemed grateful.
His body is also very stiff, and he does not look very harmonic when he is standing there hoping he can pull himself loose, he was literally hanging in that rope :P It will be a process to get him back on track again, his entire body is a mess, but I have the best team around me ❤
The amazing Dan Guerrera is getting his hooves back on track, and if you live in Norway and find yourself in need for a GREAT barefoot trimmer, I highly recommend him. Check out www.barehoof.com!
To be continued …